Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Projects

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping

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For a decade, the United Nations has been institutionalizing a zero-tolerance policy regarding sexual exploitation and abuse by its peacekeepers, particularly of vulnerable local women and girls. The problem persists in several mission areas, however, and this project aims to understand what the obstacles are to successful implementation of the policy, with field visits to UN missions in Haiti, South Sudan, the DRC, and Liberia in 2013. A team at the Watson Institute prepared an earlier report on related peacekeeper attitudes in the missions in Haiti, Kosovo, and Lebanon.